Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Upcoming Meeting/Conference & Appointment

Hello all,

Thank you sincerely for your prayers this past week since we found out about the risk of our pregnancy. There hasn't been a miscarriage, and we're praying that there won't be...we have an appointment on Thursday. We're praying that we'll get to see this little one on the ultrasound to confirm that this could be a healthy pregnancy. We're praying for God's will, of course. And resting in Him. This post might help you understand our hearts on the matter.

Also, we're looking forward to joining Bethel Baptist Church in Pella, IA for a meeting on Wednesday night. Pray for Jim as he prepares a message/presentation. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces from the past and sharing our joy who is Josefine with them! Also, I look forward to sharing some of what God has been teaching me about Him lately. Pray that we would be able to communicate the need for missionaries in Berlin!

The second full week of March will be eventful, busy and lots of fun! We'll be in MN with Faith Baptist Church participating in a Missions Conference. Pray as we prepare our hearts for that as well.

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
for
Great is His Faithfulness,

Jim, Sarah & Josefine Engle

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Prayer Request

Doc says there is a high chance of miscarriage with this pregnancy...

We found out several weeks ago that we were going to have a baby in October. We're waiting on God now. We opted out of the D&C and we're going to let God do whatever He chooses. It could be a few days or weeks before we see any evidence of confirmed miscarriage. Or, it could be a few days or weeks before we see any evidence of a healthy pregnancy. It's all in HIS hands, and we're trusting Him..."strengthened with all might, according to HIS glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy." Colossians 1:11 Please pray with us!

We are thankful for so many things right now:

1. God's Word for sure. It's been amazing to be reassured of God's power, love and soveriegnty through His words.

2. The ability to bring our burdens before the Lord through prayer.

3. Loving and supportive friends & familiy.

4. A wonderful, knowledgeable and personable Doctor.

5. A beautiful little girl to love on...she brings joy to this home even when we're feeling down.

And of course...the list could go on.

Thank you for praying for us as we continue our journey of faith. God brings us through so many different avenues to strengthen our dependency on Him. Even ones that look grim...but we remember "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A New Church!

Hello All!

It's been a bit since we've last updated you with some of our ministry goings-on, and we have some GREAT news! First Baptist Church of New Hartford, Iowa has voted to take us on for support!!! We were elated to hear the news! Our meeting with them in August was such a blessing and encouragement. The people were loving and interested. We are so blessed to be a part of their missions team and look forward to building a relationship with them! Thank you for you prayers on our behalf. God is answering in so many unique ways that we could never fathom! Continue to pray for us as we schedule meetings. It looks as though we'll be in Washington State in late June with camps, VBS's and meetings! Also, continue to pray as Jim works on the house in Mingo. He's made significant progress lately and our goal is to be moved in by the end of March.

Thank you again for your prayers and support! We are truly blessed!

Love,
The Engles